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Euroscola Video Clip Competition

The Topic
In 1918 women in Ireland won the right to vote – and for the first time a woman was elected to both Dáil Éireann and the House of Commons. A lot has changed since then and 100 years later the citizens of Europe will elect their MEPs in May 2019. Taking your inspiration from the big democratic advances of 1918, imagine you are a candidate in the next EU Elections. What are the issues most important to you? Are they issues that arise at local, national or EU level? Tell us in your one-minute video clip!

The Prize
We are awarding three educational visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg (one school from each European Constituency) for 24 students and two teachers to represent Ireland at Euroscola, a one-day youth parliament for 16-18 year olds. Each winning school will receive a travel subsidy of approx. €300 per person which normally covers most of the travel costs. To find out more about Euroscola visit

Getting started
We encourage teachers to act as facilitators for their students. The main purpose of the competition is to get students thinking about European democracy and active citizenship. The project can be an individual or team effort but we can only accept one entry per school. The clip should be maximum one minute long.

How to submit your entry
Step 1: Upload your video clip to YouTube (max. 1 minute and one entry per school)
Step 2: Send the URL of your video clip by email to:
Step 3: Include contact details :
* name and address of school
* name and Email of teacher

Closing date for entries: Friday, 16th November 2018 (5:00pm)

Although judges will consider production quality, it will not be a deciding factor so video clips may be made using a mobile device. The judges’ decision will be final. Equal marks will be awarded for:
creativity, production quality, clarity of ideas and originality.

Please note:
By submitting your entry you give consent to the European Parliament to use your video clip, copyright free, on its website, in its publications and on its social media platforms. The European Parliament will not share your contact details with any third party.

**** Copyright Warning ***
Please note: video clips cannot be considered if they contain music or images which might be subject to copyright!

The winners
The three winning schools (one from each European constituency) will be announced on our website on Friday, 30th November 2018.
Winning schools will travel to Strasbourg in the first half of 2019.

For further information please contact:
Anne McEvoy-Smyth By email: or call 01-605 7900

We wish you all the very best of luck!


Here's one of last year's winning schools at Euroscola in Strasbourg


Need some inspiration? Check out last year's winning entries  :

Dublin Winner
Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin

The judges particularly liked the mix of styles and footage and the way in which the voices of the student's came across both individually and collectively.  The video also briefly featured European Parliament Sakharov Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai.

Stratford College - view here

Midlands North West Winner
Cross and Passion College, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare

Of all the videos that conveyed their message through animation, the judges found this one to be the most lively and dynamic, combining a range of images, firmly situating the video in the European Parliament and with a clear, strong message.

Cross and Passion College - view here

South Winner
St. Leo's College, Carlow

The judges felt that this video really stood out by using a very eye-catching and artistic technique to appeal to the viewer and by packaging its message in simple but inspiring terms.

St. Leo's College - view here

Midlands North West Runner up
Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

The judges were very impressed by the way this video took a simple concept and setting and really brought it to life with powerful examples from their own lives of how one current EU political issue will affect them.

Our Lady's Secondary School - view here

South Runner Up
Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick

Several entries used the simple technique of letting the students’ voice speak directly and the judges felt this video was the most effective of these, with the students delivering a direct, clear and authentic message.

Coláiste Iósaef - view here

Highly Commended
Coláiste Fionnchua, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

A number of videos made very good use of different European languages and the judges felt that this deserved special recognition. This video was felt to be the most ambitious of those while also clearly conveying its message.

Coláiste Fionnchua - view here

If you would like to be notified of future competitions send an email to: